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It can be so hard to figure out where to begin when you have a big project that you want to accomplish.
There is that old advice, “Begin at the beginning,” but what if you don’t know where the beginning is? What if the project seems so big and overwhelming that it seems impossible? No project is impossible, really, though sometimes the end result looks a little different than you thought.
Here are some tips on getting from your vision to reality (and finding the path in between).
First, know your goal
Here is what I do. I start by looking at the future. What is my goal in approaching this project? Say I want to start a blog. What is my goal? Do I want to earn a tidy income? Do I want to build a community of like minds? Do I want to build a platform that will help me to launch other projects, like a book? Do I just want a place to write about what’s on my mind?
For this blog, my primary goal is to build a community. Which is not to say some of those other goals aren’t also true, but that’s my primary goal right now.…